World of Jazz Radio Show – 13th September 2012

A wide variety of music from around the world this time round – with a closing number from the group I am going to see at the Band on the Wall in Manchester tomorrow night, Australian nu jazz maestros The Necks……listen here

1 Abdullah Ibrahim Black and Brown Cherries Voice of Africa
2 Gene Ammons Madame Queen The Boss Is Back
3 Dhafer Youssef Man of Wool Electric Sufi
4 Art Farmer Upper Manhatten Medical Group Something to Live For
5 Sonny Rollins Raincheck Worktime
6 Freddie Hubbard Asiatic Raes Goin’ Up
7 John Coltrane Mr PC Giant Steps
8 The Necks Silverwater (excerpt) Silverwater
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World of Jazz – 30th August 2012

I am so very happy this week to be including some local jazz music in the show – something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I am featuring two tracks by local fusion band Optimystik Visionaries who hail from Stockport.

In addition the featured artist of the week is Freddie Hubbard.

You will be able to stream the show from here after it is broadcast……..

1 Optimystic Visionaries Fire Dance Album
2 Freddie Hubbard Weaver of Dreams Ready for Freddie
3 John Stubblefield Serenade to the Mother Land Bushman Song
4 Horace Parlan Back from the Gig Happy Frame of Mind
5 Freddie Hubbard The Return of the Prodigal Son Backlash
6 Gary Bartz Dark Nebula Another Earth
7 Eddie Henderson Galaxy Sunburst
8 Optimystic Visionaries Optimystic Vision Album
9 Freddie Hubbard Crisis High Energy
10 Eero Koivistionen Altered Things Altered Things

World of Jazz – 19th July 2012

On this weeks show – which you can listen to here……

1 Stan Getz and Bill Evans Night and Day Stan Getz and Bill Evans
2 Bugge Wesseltoft Black Pearl Makes Dream IM
3 Dinah Washington Caravan Swingin’ Miss D
4 Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins The Jeep Is Jumpin’ Duke Ellington meets Coleman Hawkins
5 Billie Holiday What A Little Moonlight Can Do Stay With Me
6 Woody Shaw Zoltan Love Dance
7 Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard Desert Moonlight Double Take
8 Freddie Hubbard Byrdlike Rollin’
9 Donald Byrd Bup A Loup Fuego
10 John Coltrane Dearly Beloved Sun Ship

World of Jazz Radio Show – 17th May 2012

On this weeks show – which you can listen to at your leisure here:

1 Sonny Rollins Ee-Ah Tour De Force
2 McCoy Tyner It’s You Or No One 4 X 4
3 Jackie McLean I’ll Take Romance Swing, Swang, Swingin’
4 Gabor Szabo Half the Day is Night Dreams
5 Donna Mitchell Love You More Weather The Storm
6 Coleman Hawkins Pedalin’ Night Hawk
7 Bobby Timmons Dat Dere This Here Is Bobby Timmons
8 Sonny Stitt Tune Up Soul People
9 Art Farmer Rain Check Something to Live For
10 Freddie Hubbard Body and Soul Keystone Bop : Sunday Night

World of Jazz – 1st March 2012

Well chuffed that I have reached 700 followers on Mixcloud and that last weeks show hit 447 listens at the time of writing. Interesting that the more traditional end of the jazz market (1950s, 1960s Bop and Hard Bop) are the most popular programmes – although any plays of Miles or Trane tend to pull in the listeners. Anyway this week is another mixed bag mostly concentrating on later years….. click here to listen

1 Bobby Watson Last Chance To Groove Post Motown Bop
2 Enrico Rava Tears for Neda Tribe
3 Freddie Hubbard Uncle Albert-Admiral Halsey First Light
4 Joe Lovano Where Hawks Fly Landmarks
5 John Hicks Soul Eyes Naima’s Love Song
6 Matthew Halsall The End of Dukkha On The Go
7 Stanley Cowell Stella By Starlight Close to You Alone
8  Arthur Blythe Spirits in the Fields Metamorphosis/The Grip : In Concert

World of Jazz Radio Show -20th October 2011

On this show… kicking off with a bit of a Cedar Walton theme and then some sort of continuity in terms of musicians across a number of the tracks:

  • Freddie Hubbard – Body and Soul – Here to Stay – released in 1979 as part of United Artists’ Blue Note reissue series,  with previously unreleased material from an all-star quintet including  Wayne Shorter (on tenor), Cedar Walton on piano , bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. An excellent hard bop set including this great version of “Body and Soul.”
  • Cedar Walton – Ojos De Rojo – Eastern Rebellion 2 – from the 1977 release from this collective of which Cedar Walton is the nominal leader.
  • Clifford Jordan – Blues for Muse – The Highest Mountain – Tenor-saxophonist Clifford Jordan teams up with pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins for this excellent modern hard bop set
  • Billy Higgins – East Side Stomp – Mr. Billy Higgins – and to keep the continuity going here is 1984 album with Billy mostly playing a supportive role , backing saxophonist Gary Bias , pianist William Henderson, and bassist Tony Dumas. with some  modal post-bop.
  • Gregory Porter – 1960 What? -Water – released last year and the stand out track from an album where he was described as the next big thing in the jazz male vocal world – not so sure about that statement but this is a great tune.
  • Dexter Gordon – Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool – Gettin’ Around – from 1965 and Dexter teaming up with vibist Bobby Hutcherson, Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw and Billy Higgins  to create a bautiful post-bop album with some brilliant interplay between the two lead instruments.
  • Bobby Hutcherson – Maiden Voyage – Happenings –  Bobby’s first quartet recording highlights his soloing abilities, matching him with pianist Herbie Hancock   drummer Joe Chambers, and  bassist Bob Cranshaw.
  • Red Garland Quintet – Solitude- High Pressure – a classic 1957 date with   pianist Red Garland, tenor saxophonist John Coltrane   trumpeter Donald Byrd, along with bassist George Joyner and drummer Art Taylor.
You can hear the show by clicking on the link below